Drivers are facing prosecution after causing turmoil in the Georgia parade.
Rincon Police Station Post to Facebook On Saturday, the driver deliberately ran around the barricade to the people on the parade route.
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Crowds gathered for the Freedom Ring Parade in Effingham County.
Police said members of the 3rd Infantry Division’s marching band were forced to dive out of the way.
According to investigators, the car was heading straight for the sheriff, deputy chief, Rincon police chief, and police sergeant.
According to investigators, K9 police officers used a police car to hit the driver’s head and stop the vehicle. Police have not determined motivation.
None of the more than 600 people who participated in the parade were seriously injured.
Paramedics took officers to the hospital for evaluation.
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Investigators have identified the driver as Anthony Rodriguez, 38, according to his Georgia driver’s license. Rodriguez was taken to Effingham County Jail.
If you have a video or statement regarding this incident, you will be asked to contact the Rincon Police Department at 912-826-5200.
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